January 8, 2019

Unashamed Servant-Leadership

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)One year ago, Unashamed Servant-Leadership was released by Langham Publishing as part of the Global Perspectives Series.  How it came about to be published is another story but one that began at the GProCongress for Pastoral Trainers in 2016.  Prior to that, this was just a research done to fulfill my doctoral study requirements at Tabor Adelaide, Australia.  At the Congress, I met Dr. Riad Kassis, a Langham Partnership Director and scholar who encouraged me to send my manuscript to the extended publishing arm of Langham.  There were no […]
January 1, 2019
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The Addiction of Being Busy

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Post reshared with kind permission from Joshua Reich.  There is an addiction in our culture to being busy, to not overloading our schedules. Some of this comes from personalities, saying we want our kids to have things we didn’t have, but many of us are afraid to miss out. We are also afraid of the silence and stillness that comes from unaccounted for moments. We afraid of the silence and stillness that comes from unaccounted for moments. Click To Tweet Many of us are too busy, running from work, kids games […]
December 27, 2018
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2 Corinthians: The Supreme Pastoral Letter – Interview with Phil Smith

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Enjoy this audio interview with Leadership Resources, Kevin Halloran and Phil Smith reshared with kind permission. Kevin Halloran: When we think of the Pastoral Epistles, we usually think of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus because they were written to pastors and bear the official title of “Pastoral Epistle.” Even so, some have called the book of 2 Corinthians the “Supreme Pastoral Letter” because it helps us see the pastoral heart and pastoral suffering of the Apostle Paul in a unique way.[1] Since Leadership Resources is an organization that encourages […]
December 25, 2018
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5 Keys to Making Sure Your Christmas Break Doesn’t Break You Or Your Family (A Post for Driven Leaders

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)So Christmas break (following your Christmas services) is almost here and you’re trying to take some time off. Ever notice that’s what driven leaders say all the time? I’m going to try to take two weeks off. I’ll try to unplug. I’m trying to relax. We A-types stink at vacation, don’t we? It’s also really tough if you’re married to us. Or, we’re your parents. How do I know this? Because I’m one of you. I’m speaking my native tongue. Being a driven kind of person, the idea of doing nothing but resting is unsettling for me. But […]